Whitney Bedford


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December 14, 09:37 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Whitney Bedford



Executed in 2016

ink and oil on panel

18 by 24 in. (45.7 by 61 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

Whitney Bedford’s practice is firmly rooted in the art historical relationship between painting and the American landscape. Bedford often addresses the terrain in the vicinity of her adopted Los Angeles through acts of graphic isolation and chromatic intervention, rendering familiar terrain in hauntingly unfamiliar terms. Drawing on her interests in phenomenology, historical theories of the sublime, and the transpositional qualities of the fulcrum of visible horizon lines, Bedford’s work simultaneously captures the beauty and the brutality of the modern natural world.

Recent solo exhibitions of Bedford’s work include those at Vielmetter, Los Angeles; Carrie Secrist, Chicago; and Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland. Her work has been included in group shows at Miles McEnery, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; and Over the Influence, Los Angeles.

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